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Shakespeare's R&J - Full Length Play

Shakespeare's R&J

Joe Calarco

Full Length Play


ISBN: 9780822216797

Four young prep school students, tired of going through the usual dril…

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Full Length Play


Bare Stage/Simple Set

Four actors with no set, no costume changes and no props bring the essence of this classic play vividly alive with the sheer theatricality of this timeless story. "SHAKESPEARE'S R&J, a vibrant, hot-blooded new adaptation of Romeo and Juiliet…pulsates with an adolescent abandon and electricity of which Romeo himself might approve." —NY Times. "R&J is a gem, the most inventive reimagining of a classic in years." —Wall Street Journal. "It's a passionately energetic, thoroughly absorbing show that is as much about the forbidden love between men as about the taboo love between young people from enemy families…R&J really resonates." —NY Newsday. "Joe Calarco's new deconstruction of Romeo and Juiliet…goes to show—the right hands can do nothing wrong to Shakespeare…We shall doubtless hear further from Calarco…" —NY Post. "Calarco sets the lush, lyrical story of doomed lovers in the repressed atmosphere of a modern Catholic boarding school. The result…is brave and original." —NY Daily News.



Joe Calarco

Joe Calarco

Joe Calarco's published work includes in the absence of spring (inaugural production of Second Stage’s New Plays Uptown series, included in The Best Stage Scenes of 2004), Shakespeare’s R&J (Lucille Lortel Award), Walter Cronkite is Dead, and his short plays, Just A Little Sniffle and Parting Gifts. Other adaptations include A Midsummer Nights Dream (The Shakespeare Theater Company), and Antigone ... view full profile

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